“This was our busiest opening we’ve ever had,” said Blane Smith, owner of the Morgan Pretzelmaker location as well as 16 others throughout Utah and surrounding states. This is Smith’s first Pretzelmaker outside of a mall and the first in a small town, which brings a lot of unknown possibilities and excitement.
JR Hopkin is excited about a lot of changes in his future, most of all a new baby to arrive in early October. In addition to his bundle of joy, Hopkin plans on a change of occupations. After 8 years of serving Morgan delicious cooked-to-order burgers and fries, Hopkin has decided to hand the torch over to someone else. Hopkin plans to sell Steph’s to local businessman Blane Smith. This will be the first time since the business has opened in 1957 that someone outside the family has owned the establishment.
Questar Gas is requesting a decrease in its Utah natural gas rates. If the request is approved by the Public Service Commission of Utah (PSC), the annual bill for the typical residential customer will decrease by about $10 beginning Oct. 1.
If you have precious manuscript materials about your ancestors coming across the plains, consider sharing it with a new project coming to the Morgan County Library on Sept. 19, 2013, from noon to 6 p.m.
Lesli Jensen has now lived in Morgan for three years and continues to be grateful for living in such a beautiful valley. In the short amount of time she has lived here, she has been able to have a big impact on the lives of many Morgan residents. Through her two business, Essential Wellness Massage and Sunshine Dreams (a Sewing and Crocheting business), she helps others relieve tension, feel better, finish projects and learn new skills.
Saturday, Aug. 30, was an exciting day for Morgan residents Cameron Jones and Chad Peterson. Having traveled to Loveland, Colorado, to compete in the High Plains Regional Finals in team roping, their years of training and practice paid off. Cousins, Jones and Peterson participated in the #10 Shoot-Out and took home the win along with the pot of $10,082, a pair of Martin Trophy saddles, and $6,000 in USTRC Flex earnings which will help send them to compete in the United States Team Roping Championships National Finals.
Friday the 13th might prove to be a lucky day for Morgan residents with a taste for salty or sweet snacks and meals. Pretzelmaker is set to open doors to delightful smells and tasty treats at 10 a.m. at the newest location on State Street in Morgan City. It is located in the north end of the former bus garage, where it has undergone a transformation into a tantalizing establishment.
Sportsmen hunt the world over for quality hunting supplies and the residents of Morgan are lucky enough to have the only Browning outlet store in the world brimming with quality products at discounts in their own backyard. Along with all of the quality products, a new face has been added to manage the quality service the Browning Outlet Store has to offer.
Morgan County Search & Rescue members were recently invited by Wasatch County Search & Rescue to participate in a joint training exercise involving water rescue and recovery. This training was conducted at Soldier Creek Reservoir and involved both the Wasatch County dive boat and their new Sonar equipped boat. Also involved were dog teams from Great Basin K9 Search & Rescue that are utilized not only on land for searches, but are also capable of using their skills on water rescues.
Coldwell Banker® Realtor® Dava Jensen has lived in Morgan for over 20 years. Throughout that time she has been grateful to not only call it home, but to have been able to work and serve the people of Morgan County.
The Morgan Lions Club, the oldest continuously serving service club in the county, held its installation program for the new 2013-2014 officers. The meeting was held Thursday evening, Aug. 13, in North Morgan when Lions and their wives met for a wonderful meal and meeting.
LaNeece Davenport from the Wasatch Front Regional Council attended this week’s Morgan County Council of Governments (COG) meeting to discuss Morgan County’s participation in a regional broadband study.
Each week Kevin Eubank and the KSL Weather team select a photo of the week to feature on their nightly Eyewitness News on Channel 5. Local photographer Christian Peay was not only selected for such but was also chosen as the winner of the best picture of the month. Part of his prize package will include having his winning photo showcased in the July section of the 2014 Les Olson Calendar.
The Young Ford in Morgan’s grand opening event on Saturday, Aug. 17 was meant as a reflection of what the new owners hope their reputation will continue to be in Morgan County: family friendly, fun and fair.
“Dig Into Reading” is the theme for the next family fun night at Morgan County Library, which has also been the theme for 2013 summer reading program. Librarian Valerie Hancock explained, “The evening’s event will represent both the quarterly family fun night and the summer reading program’s closing activity.” It will be held on Monday, Aug. 12, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
I want to share with you a local business that provides a relaxed atmosphere, great customer service and quality of life, all while providing a desperately needed service to our community. Unfortunately, this business won’t be patronized by many Morgan residents for many years to come and then it will be under difficult circumstances.
The Young Automotive Group has added a new dealership to their company with the purchase of Carrigan Motors, in Morgan, Utah, on August 1, 2013. The new dealership will run under the name of Young Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.
“All of the Carrigan Motor employees along with their families would like to express their sincere gratitude to all of the loyal customers who have supported them throughout the years. The people of this community have been critical to the success of the business. Lifelong relationships have been formed and kindness and support will never be forgotten,” says Boyd Carrigan of Carrigan Motors. “Each and every customer, either local or from other surrounding communities have been sincerely appreciated. The Carrigan family hopes to continue to serve this community and is thankful for the many years of dedication that it has been so blessed to receive.”
When you live in a small town, soccer can be pretty competitive. The kids love to play and they love to win, which is what makes this story so touching.
Jackson Sommers was born with cerebellar atrophy, which happens when the cerebellum is smaller than normal or has atrophied from a previous state. Jackson had an MRI at 10 months old and by the time he was 2 years old, his cerebellum had atrophied to 40 percent of what a normal cerebellum should be.
The second annual Milton round up brought past and present Milton residents together to celebrate the community and to unite residents of the oldest area of Morgan. Pioneer day was an appropriate day to join in celebration at the Milton Park. At the peak between 450 and 500 people attended; but with five hours of entertainment, families were coming and going throughout the evening. Many, however, enjoyed the full night’s events.
The Morgan Musical Theater Camp worked hard for two weeks on their show “Wild, Wonderful, World of Walt Disney.” Each of their dedication showed during their two performances at Morgan High School on July 19 and 20. Parents, families and friends flocked to the auditorium to watch the actors sing and dance on stage.
On July 15, the Sons of Utah Pioneers held an outdoor picnic at Riverside Park. Andrew Skinner, a noted historian and author from Brigham Young University, was the guest speaker accompanied by his wife Janet.
The Morgan County Council, Wasatch Front Regional Council and the Utah Transit Authority will be seeking public comment on transportation options in Morgan County. Some options would require an increase in sales tax.
All across the world people are affected by cancer in some way and Morgan is no different. It seems that around every corner there is another tragic story. For this reason, the community rallies in support of the annual Relay for Life event. This year the event will begin August 9 at 6 p.m.
During the time that George F. Rhodes was bishop of the Milton Ward, the Morgan Utah Stake was granted permission on Jan. 19, 1959, to build a new ward building in Milton. Ward members were asked to contribute one-half of the cost of the building and labor to supplement the labor supplied by building missionaries.
A large group of Morgan children have eagerly been going to school every day for the last two weeks. While spending two hours or more a day with teachers in classes at the high school may not sound like what every summer breaker wants to be doing in July, these children have gladly done it; some as young as 4 years old.
Emma Loo Bell was born on June 22, 1923, at home in Morgan. Over the course of the next 90 years, Emma Loo travelled the canyon many times making comments how she thought it would be fun to ride in a semi-truck. For years she thought it would be fun to sit up high and be able to see more.
For several years now, Mont Wolley has taken Morgan friends and family on some incredible Church of Latter-day Saint history tours. Each year he says it is the last time, and each year someone convinces him to do just one more.
As we approach Pioneer Day, many people reflect on the ancestors who brought them to where they are today. Bonnie Williams Brown said, “We are all a product of our heritage. Our ancestors practiced faith and endurance so that we could raise our families in this beautiful place.”
Due to changes in state legislation (Senate Bill 187), the Weber-Morgan Health Department is required to offer Food Handler Training in a classroom setting or refer to online options. This legislation also requires that we charge a set fee for the permit and a separate fee for the training which increase our current fee.
Join the Ogden Symphony Ballet Association and Snowbasin Resort for a spectacular evening of symphony music under the stars. Conductor Vladimir Kulenovic will lead the orchestra in this “Classically Charged” Celebration on Friday, July 26, at beautiful Snowbasin Resort at 8 p.m.
Milton has a rich history of pioneering spirit and fortitude. The early settlers left current Milton residents more than stories, folklore, examples and histories, they also left names that have endured over the course of time, some more than a century. On the other hand, Thurstonville and Morganville have long since been renamed.
he Board of Directors at Goldenwest Credit Union and USU Charter Credit Union announced today their intent to merge the two Utah-based credit unions. Goldenwest officials say the partnership will bring about one of the strongest financial institutions in Northern Utah with a combined 26 branches, $985 million in assets, and more than 106,000 members.
Mayor Jim Egbert commemorates the Family Dollar Grand Opening early Saturday morning by cutting the ceremonial ribbon. District Manager Brian Woodland and Store Manager Shari Green listened as Egbert wished them well, “Good luck to you. We hope you get all the support in the world. It looks good, looks great!”
Snowbasin officials took several Morgan County Council members, staff members and planning commissioners on a guided tour Tuesday to detail their vision of future development in Morgan County. Snowbasin is seeking a rezone of their property from MU160 to resort special district.
Photos of a black bear crossing the freeway near “the narrows” just past the Croydon exit have become famous, circulating around the internet and featured on KSL. Henefer resident Steve Richins had heard rumors of a bear sighted in the area, so he and his wife went out on a bear hunt, and were successfully able to shoot the uncommon photos.